News release

Claraville - An efficient low-costing breeding enterprise in Queensland comes to market

JLL in conjunction with RPL lists Claraville with a total leasehold land area of 217,000 hectares, located within the heart of the Northern Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland

October 28, 2020

QUEENSLAND- 28 October 2020 – A pastoral enterprise in Queensland that has been thoughtfully developed since 2014 under the current management has come to market.

JLL’s Agribusiness Directors, Geoff Warriner and Chris Holgar together with RPL’s Walter Cooper have been appointed to sell Claraville on a walk-in walk-out basis including all livestock and plant and equipment by online auction (if not sold prior).

Mr Warriner said, “The opportunity to acquire Claraville represents a unique opportunity to secure an efficient, low-cost breeding enterprise on a walk-in-walk-out basis including in excess of 7,000 head and plant and equipment.”

“From an operational perspective, Claraville is benefited fit-for-purpose infrastructure and strategically located yards to minimise stock movements. Water is a feature of the property with an established network of 52 dams along with six flowing artesian bores, providing a high degree of security,” Mr Warriner said.

Mr Holgar said, “Underpinned by complementary land and soil types, coupled with practical operational infrastructure and secure water resources, Claraville is considered to have a carrying capacity of approximately 11,000 Adult Equivalents (AE).”

Claraville is benefited by two rivers, the Yappar and Clara, which dissect the property and run in an east to west direction. Described as predominantly open forest, soils are a mix of white sandy clays, with heavier loams and grey clays in the flood out portions of the property and sandy loams on the northern flood plains of the Yappar River.

Mr Cooper said, “The Yappar and Clara Rivers and their associated watercourses provide an extensive network of permanent and semi-permanent waterholes across the property that help to maximise the grazing radius of stock.”

“Notwithstanding this, large portions of the property remain undeveloped. Coupled with large available quantities of artesian water, scope exists to expand the current enterprise significantly,” Mr Cooper said.

The property is timbered with species such as coolibah, box, bauhinia, gum, gutta-percha, beefwood and ironwood and predominantly grassed with forest mitchell, bull mitchell, spinifex and spear along with various native and seasonal herbages.

Claraville is considered to have a tropical climate and is located approximately 130 linear kilometres south-east of Normanton. The nearest official weather station is Croydon, which has recorded an average annual rainfall of 743.8 millimetres with roughly 85% falling between December and March.

Online auction for Claraville will occur on Wednesday 9th of December 2020 at 11am (if not sold prior).

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